All vehicles must be moved off of all public streets, alleys, and on-street parking within the City when a snow ordinance is declared. No parking is allowed until the snow ordinance is officially lifted by the City. Parking in The District at Prairie Trail and Uptown business district is prohibited from 2 - 6 a.m. during snow ordinances. Vehicles parked on the street during a snow ordinance will be ticketed $40 and may be towed.
The City can declare a snow ordinance based on several factors including snow, sleet, freezing rain, and blowing snow. When a snow ordinance is put into effect, the declaration will be communicated, along with the start and stop times for parking restrictions, via text message (text ANKENY to 72466), the City website, and the City's Facebook page. Local media will also be notified.